Algonquin Moose Committee begins work
To arrive at a solution for the preservation and development of moose in the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve, the Algonquin Nation and the Government of Quebec initiated work leading on the management of this part of Algonquin territory.
The Algonquin representatives from affected communities are Lucien Wabanonik (Lac Simon), Jean-Guy Whiteduck (Kitigan Zibi), Jimmy Papatie (Kitcisakik), Brian Dumont (Lac Simon) Savanna McGregor, Grand Chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council (AANTC), and Norm Odjick (AANTC). The Lac Barrière Algonquins, negotiating an independent agreement with Quebec, will have an observer with the committee. Studies will be conducted on moose habitat and the effects of human activity (forestry, tourism) on its survival.
Algonquin elders with knowledge of the territory, moose and traditional practices will support the work of the technical committee and add practical and traditional knowledge to the data analysis. Daniel Smith (Kitigan Zibi), Hector Penosway (Kitcisakik) and Pierre Papatie (Lac Simon) form the elders.
People with questions or suggestions can contact the Algonquin representatives by leaving a message at 819-449-1225 or by email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The committee's information campaign will inform the communities and collect their comments.